Stewart Brew's participation for Hong Kong in today's first one-dayer against the MCC is in doubt after he injured his hand at practice on Thursday. Brew was hit by a full toss while batting and is in grave doubt of starting the 50-over game at the Kowloon Cricket Club. 'It was a nasty blow, but it was bad luck really,' said Hong Kong coach David Trist yesterday. 'I don't think any bones were broken but he is a doubtful starter. If he doesn't play, Ray Brewster will come in.' The Optimists batsman was due to go for an X-ray yesterday. If he does not play, it would mean Hong Kong will be missing their top two batsmen for the first game against the MCC. Rahul Sharma, the leading run-getter in the Sunday League this season, is unavailable today but will play in tomorrow's second game at the Hong Kong Cricket Club. The MCC enter the game on a high, coming to Hong Kong having won all six of their matches in Fiji. The Fijians, like Hong Kong, were using the visit as their build-up for the ICC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur later this month. 'We will want to improve all three facets of our game this weekend. We are going out with the aim of winning,' said Trist. It is a sound approach. There is nothing like getting into the habit of winning right away. Last Saturday, Hong Kong had their first warm-up game against a local Select XI. They won, but unconvincingly. 'We have to be mentally sharper all round,' said Trist. We have to bat positively and bowl tightly. Hong Kong must play winning cricket.' The Hong Kong under-18 squad are well on the way to defending their title at the junior Tuanku Ja'afar tournament in Bangkok after scoring successive wins over over Malaysia and Singapore. On Thursday, the territory staged a dramatic comeback to defeat Malaysia by seven runs with Manoj Cheruparambil starring all round scoring 55 and taking a couple of wickets. Yesterday, Hong Kong defeated Singapore by nine wickets. Alex French took four wickets as Singapore were bowled out for 65.